The question has been raised as to whether or not filling of prescriptions through the mail is legal under Section 503(b) of the FD&C Act. Some organizations have offered mail-order prescription filling services to the general public and other organizations have filled such prescriptions only for their members. All of these organizations have generally made their appeal on the basis of cut-rate prices.
We have <> considered the status of the mail-order filling of prescriptions under the Act. We have concluded that these transactions are legal under Section 503(b) as long as the prescriptions are written by licensed physicians, the precise drug called for is dispensed, and the drug is labeled in accordance with this section.
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Revised: 10/1/80, 5/22/87
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